The Muslim Individual’s Relationship with People

Ali Muhammad Al-Shurafa Al-Hammadi1,

Arabian thinker May, 2022

“It is an Islamic ordainment upon any Muslim individual to indiscriminately maintain well, better, and the best relations with all people. To establish and preserve reciprocal relationships with everybody, one must first associate and establish good conduct while progressively enduring it with peace, kindness, respect, and compassion by persistently choosing the best words to say. The performance of all these activities should be based on justice, fairness, equality, equity, and modesty. The individual’s objective can be progressive and effective depending on how it has been associated by standardizing social coherence.

Hence, the individual builds his behavior with mercy, justice, and benevolence. Such an intention is what prevents satanic influences and what it mobilizes in one’s soul. The confused souls initiate inner critical confusions, which immediately create conflict within one’s soul and then spreads disagreements and battles between two and more people until Satan attempts to win to set all people one against another.

To boycott the satanic intentions, an individual should always sincerely demonstrate his appreciation, praising, and thanking Allah, while giving full respect to the people. Appreciating and praising Allah in both good and bad times removes the individual’s worries, stresses, sadness, and depression by easing, facilitating, and simplifying his affairs. In such a situation, the Muslim individual feels that Allah is with him and strengthens him morally, materially, and bodily. Allah is the Mighty one Who is the strongest of all. Being the Creator and the Master of all, Allah cherishes whomever He wills and humiliates whomever He wills, and Kingdom is in His hands. Yet, one must be, in a determined manner, seeking His mercy and consecration throughout his life to be successful in life and continue to be happy.

Al-Hamadi is an Emirati researcher and thinker, interested in Arab affairs and the state of the Arab nation. He has many books and research papers that dealt with his call to revive the divine discourse and adhere to the fact that the Noble Qur’an is the constitution and the only reference for Muslims.

Practically, when an individual maintains Allah’s remembrance in word, deed, creed, and discernment, he does not fear any harm coming from humans, animals, metals, and climates. He would be able to manage crisis, chaos, aggressions, and mass destructions. Similarly, such a faithful individual does not fear poverty, disease, calamity, and natural disaster. As long as he abstains from committing sins and disobedience, he is under Allah’s care and protection.

Having full confidence in his Creator and himself, such a righteous person defends himself by giving out the good and the best against any personal aggressions confronted with him. If a person was assaulted or maltreated by another of his relative or non–relative, the best he can do is to treat well with his aggressor. When such a victim succeeds in adopting this nice behavior by suppressing his anger he relies on Allah’s organizations and regulations, even if he is in a critical situation because Allah will solve his problems and make his affairs easy. Allah says: “You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination” (Qur’an: Al–Imran: 186).

The Muslim person, being optimistic, is confident that his right with Allah will not be derelict or lost. Thus, if a Muslim person intends to commit an evil act such as theft, bribery, aggression, or other forms of injustice, he would still maintain Allah’s remembrance. He or she remembers Allah and Allah’s punishment against the wrongdoers in the Hereafter as well as in the life of this world. Allah, the Almighty says: “And there was a shout for those who did wrong, and they became crippled in their homes” (Qur’an: Hud: 67). In this situation, Allah applies His universal law by sentencing the wrongdoer for disobeying His commandment, in which Allah says: “Cooperate with one another in goodness and righteousness, and do not cooperate in sin and transgression. And be mindful of Allah. Surely Allah is severe in punishment” (Qur’an Al-Maidah: 2)

Allah Has promised to bestow the best life and enjoyment for the righteous people by saying: “If you help Allah (serve for the sake of Allah), He will help you and make your feet firm” (Qur’an: Muhammad: 7). Allah’s victory upholds His law and His platform on earth in behavior and a way of life; So that the people follow it out of compassion for them as well as protection for them to avoid falling into disobedience and misguidance, as Allah, the Almighty said when warning people in His statement: “So whoever follows my guidance, he will neither go astray nor be miserable. They will cry, “My Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, although I used to see?” Allah will respond, “It is so, just as Our revelations came to you and you neglected them, so Today you are neglected” (Qur’an: Taha: 123–126).

Whoever follows Allah’s guidance will avoid evil deeds, Allah will recognize him as the performer of good deeds. Indeed, that is what will stay in his record. He deserves that Golden recognition because he follows Allah’s Holy Book and Allah’s method throughout his lifestyle. That is the true meaning of Allah’s remembrance, which is not merely lip service limited to the tongue. It is necessary to maintain Allah’s remembrance by extracting it from the deep heart to alert the mind and awaken consciences to translate the remembrance into action. That makes it easy for the wealthy individual not to hesitate to help the poor and the needy persons as they approach him for help. The person who remembers Allah’s words is always closer to Allah’s mercy than the other. Allah, the Almighty says: “Indeed, the mercy of Allah is close to the doers of good” (Qur’an: Al-A’raf: 56).

For instance, if you provide shelter for a homeless, a beggar, a wayfarer, or a poor person, you made him happy. Similarly, if you assist a sick person in finding medication, getting means of treatment, money to buy medicine, or cure him, you helped him and made him happy. In all these cases, you better be thankful to Allah for giving you the capacity to help others. That means Allah is satisfied with your deeds and principles, and then, He started loving you and increased your good deeds by granting you what you want of good, permissible, and beneficial gains. That is how Allah is with you and becomes merciful to you. Henceforth, you need to continue increasing your good deeds by becoming pious and righteous.

By having these positive characteristics, Allah improves your health, wealth, wisdom, status, and good ambition. Therefore, if Allah honored you, you must be humble to His Creatures so that He may raise your social status further to a higher level. Never be rude or arrogant to Allah’s servants/worshipers and the rest of His Creatures simply because you have money and material, which are more money than they have, your position in the society is higher than theirs, or your knowledge is broader than theirs. All these bounties and provisions are grants from Allah to you. Yet, you are no more than a human being. Allah, the Almighty, Has already declared that those who behave arrogantly will not be guided because they will not even believe in Allah’s verses and signs. He said. “I will turn away My signs from those who act unjustly with arrogance in the land. And even if they were to see every sign, they still would not believe in them. If they see the Right Path, they will not take it. But if they see a crooked path, they will follow it. This is because they denied Our signs and were heedless of them” (Qur’an: Al-A’raf: 146).

Whoever turns away from Allah’s verses will definitely lose the way of the proper lifestyle. Consequently, he will go astray in path, and the more he goes on being misled from the true path in the life in this world, the more he will live wretchedly. On the Day of Resurrection, he will meet his negative reckoning, which could take him to Hell. Unlike the misfortunate person, the righteous person will consider his weakness as his strength and his insignificance boosting his ability. He does not demonstrate arrogance over people, nor his strength deceives him, and nor does his political position and wealth mislead him. He has been strict to Allah’s commandment as Allah said in the renowned sentences of the strong pieces of advise given by Luqmân to his son.

  • “O my dear son! ‘Even’ if a deed were the weight of a mustard seed – be it ‘hidden’ in a rock or in the heavens or the earth – Allah will bring it forth. Surely Allah is Most Subtle. All – Aware.
  • “O my dear son! Establish prayer, encourage what is good and forbid what is evil, and endure patiently whatever befalls you. Surely this is a resolve to aspire to.
  • “And do not turn your nose up to people, nor walk pride–fully upon the earth. Surely Allah does not like whoever is arrogant, boastful.“
  • “Be moderate in your pace. And lower your voice, for the ugliest of all voices is certainly the braying of donkeys.” (Qur’an: Luqman: 16 – 19).

Allah prescribed tranquility in this world and salvation in the Hereafter for everyone who obeyed Him and remained living in the chartered human system. On the other hand, Allah lets torment touches and trains anyone who may involve in or fall into disobedience. Yet, Allah repeatedly

mentions, in His verses, that He warns people from committing disobedience. Not only that, but also Allah ordains those who avoid themselves from falling into Satan’s trap to persistently advise others to do the same. That is how Allah protects and spares man from the evil and its ill–deeds to save themselves from the torment of the Fire on Judgment Day. Whoever follows Allah’s Book and walks on His method, Allah will make him happy in this world and dwell in him in the hereafter gardens of bliss.

Over times, people were required to strive in awakening their consciences by distancing themselves from misleading that could drag them to blazing. Yet, people are absent–minded and behave recklessly. Many of them are aware that their Creator recommended them to remember Allah as they breathe, lest their souls come out without Allah’s remembrance.

Therefore, I would reiterate everyone to be bearing in mind that he or she will return to Allah. Human life can continue glowingly and remain in serenity if they sow themselves in Allah’s obedience with worship and submission to Allah. To succeed in doing so, one must be following His Qur’an and good deeds to reap what he sowed on Judgment Day of gardens of bliss.

Protecting yourself from committing sins and taboos means sparing yourself from torment and adversity. All the actions of wronging that people may be committed, such as offending and oppressing people, ultimately distress the wrongdoer. Their intentions and actions of aggression, tyranny, and violating Allah’s law will be the causes of their misfortunes and tragedies. To pay the price of their decision of disobedience regarding not paying attention to Allah’s prohibitions, they will face punishments in this world and the Hereafter.

Therefore, it is your interest to stay away from eating people’s rights, deceiving them, stealing their money, and indicating arrogance over them. Instead, you are accustoming to forgiving those who offended you. By being a forgiver who is obedient to Allah and tolerant to people, Allah will pardon you. That means as you forgive those who violate your rights, be kind to everybody, and be merciful to those who are vulnerable, Allah will be kind to you in His destiny and have mercy on you by averting His wrath from you.

Then, what makes you not merciful to the poor, the needy, the destitute, and the beggar? You need to regularize a behavior, which makes you humble, amicable, peace monger, reliable, adorable, and decent person who strictly follows Allah’s commandments as stated by Allah: “Rather, seek the ‘reward’ of the Hereafter by means of what Allah has granted you, without forgetting your share of this world. And be good ‘to others’ as Allah has been good to you. Do not seek to spread corruption in the land, for Allah certainly does not like the corruptors.” (Qur’an: Stories: 77). This verse teaches you that Allah, the Almighty, Has put a road map for everyone’s system of life in a form that shows their level of humanity. In short, O man, know that your Lord is with you in every place and time. He watches all your actions, from words and deeds, and knows your intentions for good and your intentions for evil, because, as He, Glory be to Him, said in His Book: “He knows the treachery of the eyes and what the breasts conceal” (Qur’an: Ghafir: 19).

Al-Hamadi is an Emirati researcher and thinker interested in Arab affairs and the state of the Arab nation. He has many books and research papers that deal with his call to revive the divine discourse and adhere to the fact that the Noble Qur’an is the constitution and the only reference for Muslims.

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